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Imbali Safari Lodge
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5 reviews
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“"Dream come true"”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed here in March. Perfect! We were so impressed by the surroundings and the rooms, absolutely outstanding! We had a room that over looked the river with its own plunge pool, that was exhilarating, not sure if they go into hot tub mode in the colder months? The food was amazing, the surroundings awesome, the staff went beyond anything we would have expected.
The Game drives were everything I had always dreamt of and envisioned. We even saw a rare sighting of a leopard in a huge tree, Nicholas got just as excited as the rest of us, he was so awesome, great guide. I must add for the value of this Safari lodge, compared to some of the other high priced ones, not sure what the difference is, but in our eyes this is definitely a FIVE STAR LODGE! Happy Travels to all!!! Thank you Imbali for everything. Sorry so late getting my review in.

Room Tip: River front for sure.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear divermamaconroe_Tx,

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that your memories of Imbali are still making you smile, all these months later. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali again soon.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Very peaceful. Great to relax on the deck over the waterhole where you will see game throughout the day. Comfortable accommodation and excellent service and good food. Wonderful game drives. You wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Farrel H,

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had such a great safari holiday with us. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge again soon.

Warm regards,
The Imbali team
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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stayed two nights. It was fabulous experince.Saw lions on all four game drivers thanks to John and Nicholas.food rooms and service were excellent.Once in a life time experience.Will recommend to anyone going to Kruger.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Mradul13,

Thank you for you review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a good time, and we hope to welcome you back for another safari holiday soon!

Regards
The Imbali team
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

The rooms at Imbali were spectacular and the staff friendly. Thanks Ju Ju for your excellent service and thank you Nicholas for the lovely game drives.
The food was tasty, well prepared and well presented. The dining area was a little cold, as it was mid winter - this can perhaps be improved on.,

Jenny Rose

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Jennifer R,

Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you had such a good time and we hope to welcome you back to Imbali soon.

Regards,
The Imbali team
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed three nights and didn't want to leave. Our room was fabulous; where else can you watch bushbuck, hoopoes and glossy starlings from a hot tub, with cold been in hand courtesy of room service? Great food and service, and wonderful game drives. loved the ponchos

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Ozzie J,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are delighted that you had a good time and that you enjoyed the game viewing from your deck.

We hope to welcome you back to Imbali again soon.

Warmest regards,
The Imbali team
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Mexico City
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558 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

A perfect lodge for staying in Krueger. The service was wonderful. The safaris very professionally done with very knowledgeable drivers/guides. Lots of animals (all of the big 5).
Food was fabulous, fusion type. The room was also wonderful with an outdoor Jacuzzi and an indoor tube bath.
Best of all, the staff. Great service and always there to help and service you.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank kartikmexico
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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear kartikmexico,

Thank you for your review. We are so happy you had a good stay with us, and that you enjoyed the safaris, great food and excellent service. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali soon.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

One needs to have taste to appreciate the quality of Imbali experience. Trevor and his wife, the owners of this luxurious lodge, are simply exceptional hosts. The two of them went out of their way to receive us at the Orpen gate of Kruger as we had arrived after the gate closing hours. The couple had made the necessary arrangements and were so kind to drive about 45 mins. (one way) to meet us at the gate and escort us to the lodge. We were greeted by a mostly warm but some times slightly unprofessional serving staff. Note that the owners and managers were exceptionally hospitable and professional and constantly went out of their way to make the experience memorable for our three children and for us. In addition to the morning and evening safari, they arranged a special mini safari appropriate for our little one to make sure that he gets a piece of the experience - truly a class act. Imbali has probably some of the best chefs working for them. The lavish meals served at the lodge are simply delectable. The property is very well maintained with high quality furniture all around. Imbali is a great place to relax and luxuriously and peacefully enjoy wilderness. It offers internet to stay connected to the outside world but rightfully no TV. If you are visiting Kruger to watch TV, then your taste is quite different then ours and you may find Imbali a misfit for your taste. Truly, one needs to have the taste to appreciate the hospitality of owners and managers and quality of the lodge.

  • Stayed March 2014
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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Raza1234,

We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday at Imbali Safari Lodge... thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back soon.

With warmest regards,
The Imbali team
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Property: Imbali Safari Lodge
Address: Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 173 Speciality Lodging in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Each private suite has exquisite views from the spacious wooden decks and private Jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed and the plains beyond. In the 1900's the African Safari was a journey of great danger and even greater luxury.All twelve private suites have either their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, large king size beds and a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite, timber walkways, telephones, mosquito nets and air conditioner.Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room, safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, guided safari walks by prior arrangement and self drive in the Kruger National Park. No cell phone reception and limited landlines. Children are welcome, but a minimum age of 6 years is applicable for game drives - at the discretion of management. Maximum of 2 children under 12 years of age may share with parents. Children 5 years and younger stay complimentary when sharing with parents.The Lodge is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per day. ... more   less 
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